8 Holiday Gifts You Can Sew in No Time—for Under $10

The holidays are just around the corner! This means it’s time to start wrapping up gifts for everyone on your list. While most of us try to get everything done ahead of time, we usually end up needing several last-minute gifts. Rather than buying one this year, make one! We’ve compiled a list of several easy and inexpensive gift ideas that can be made in under an hour for about $10.
embellished towels

Easy Embellished Towels

Maybe a friend or relative recently moved to a new house, or you just know they like to decorate every room for the holidays, make them some embellished towels. Tara Rex show you how simple and easy it is to dress up any solid-color towel with small amounts of ribbon, lace, or trim. Make them in festive holiday colors, or match them to their décor so they can use them year-round!
serger blanket

Simple Serger Blanket

Unless you live in a year-round sunny state, Christmastime usually means colder weather. Use a serger to stitch up a quick and easy blanket for someone special this year. ZJ Humbach shows you how to make a nice, finished blanket in any size in no time at all.
cloth napkins

Easy Cloth Napkins

If you’re looking for another quick and easy serger project, ZJ has the answer with cloth napkins. Using a small amount of fabric, you can easily make someone a complete set. She even shows how to make a fun Christmas tree shaped napkin by simply folding up a large serged circle of fabric.
christmas stocking

Festive Christmas Stockings

While most people will already have stockings hung long before Christmas itself, it can still be a fun way to give someone a gift. Ellen March show you how to make a basic stocking and then gives you great ideas on how to embellish it so no two are alike. This year wrap your gifts in a handmade stocking they can use in years to come.
cell phone case

Padded Cell Phone Case

Cell phones and other tech related gifts are becoming more and more popular each year. This year make someone a padded case complete with a pocket that’s perfect for their phone or music player. Ellen walks you through how to sew this simple project step-by-step.
infinity scarf

Easy Infinity Scarf

Infinity scarves are a great addition to any wardrobe. Whether you want to make a lightweight scarf for an easy accessory or a heavier scarf for warmth, Aurora Sisneros will show you how quickly and easily it can be done.
luggage tag

Custom Luggage Tag

Know someone who likes to travel? Help them easily identify their luggage with a custom luggage tag. Jessica Giardino shows you how to make a quick and easy luggage tag from oilcloth fabric that’s sure to last for many vacations to come.
applique onesie

Easy Appliqued Onesie

If you’ve got a new little addition celebrating their first Christmas or you know someone else who is, make them a cute appliqued onesie. Stacy Grissom shows you how to easily applique any design on the front of a store bought onesie for a nice, personal touch.
Great last minute gifts can easily be made inexpensively in a short amount of time. So this year, whether you need a gift for the world traveler, new addition, tech lover, or anyone else on your list, consider making one rather than buying one. Have something to add? Leave a comment or email editor@nationalquilterscircle.com.

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15 Responses to “8 Holiday Gifts You Can Sew in No Time—for Under $10”

  1. Jane Ashcraft

    Wonderful to see

  2. Phyllis Corella

    So where is the information on how to make a napkin? And I agree with Janice Birkhofer. How do you navigate?

  3. Roz Peattie

    Easy gift patterns please

  4. Roz Peattie

    Really like some easy gift patterns to see for presents please

  5. ANNELIES Bruemmer

    Love to make these!

  6. rosalie1

    when I click on the easy cloth napkins it just does a drop down pic and nothing else

  7. bheller1254

    I can't pull up instructions and/or video on the padded cell phone case. Please help.

  8. Nancy

    Is there any way someone could make the gifts using a serger if they don't have a serger. some of your projects were really cute, but I don't have a serger.

  9. Barbara Furuta

    Looks easy and fun to do

  10. Babs

    I look forward to hearing from you